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OPT Group Advising

OIS offers group advising sessions about OPT via Zoom. Refer to the OIS eCalendar to view our upcoming schedule and Zoom link.

OIS LIVE Advising

OIS advisors are available for one-on-one consultation during the following days and times. No appointment is necessary.  Please join no later than 15 minutes prior to the session end time.

Zoom link:

OIS Email 

General and F-1 Student-Related Inquiries  
J-1 Student and Scholar-Related Inquiries 

Document Processing Requests Submitted via Email

General document requests (e.g., travel signatures, program extensions, reduced course loads, leaves of absence, letters of standing, etc.):
  1. Complete the appropriate OIS Request Form
  2. Email request to
    • In the email subject line write Type of request: Last name, First name – SEVIS ID
      • Example: Travel signature request: Trojan, Tommy – N0012345678
    • In the body of the email, include your USC ID and a brief description of your request
    • Attach the completed form and, if applicable, any other required documents as PDF file(s)
Post-completion Optional Practical Training (OPT) or 24-month STEM OPT Extension I-20 requests:
  1. Refer to the instructions provided on the OIS website for OPT or STEM OPT Extension 
  2. After reviewing the website, email:

OIS Newsletter: International Update (IU)

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Stay up-to-date with OIS by subscribing to the weekly IU newsletter, which contains important announcements, reminders, and events for F-1 and J-1 students.